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Newsdor.com is a scumbag referrer spammer

February 7th, 2007 · Comments Off on Newsdor.com is a scumbag referrer spammer · Spam, Web

Hitting other sites with bogus referral information is a pretty cheap and sleazy way to get noticed. Apparently, for the crappy search/aggregation site newsdor.com, that seems to be their whole business model. Do yourself a favor and add newsdor.com to your htaccess file as a blocked referrer, and save yourself some bandwidth. I am secretly […]

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Calculating the odds

November 5th, 2004 · Comments Off on Calculating the odds · Spam

I think the chance of a domain being used by a spammer (referrer or email, take your pick) has a direct relationship with the number of hyphens in the name. If the top level domain is .info, this chance is multiplied by 10. Lately I’ve been getting an assload of referrer spam with some-stupid-thing.info type […]

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Spamtacular

October 15th, 2004 · Comments Off on Spamtacular · Spam

My security-through-obscurity would only last so long, and indeed, it seems someone has decided to comment spam Nosuch. There’s certain advantages to using a somewhat hand-crafted comment system, and one of them is being overlooked by the spam bots. But that doesn’t mean someone isn’t desperate and pathetic enough to try and squeeze out a […]

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